'''Frederick William Franz''' (September 12, 1893 – December 22, 1992) served as President of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania
, the legal entity used to direct the work of Jehovah's Witnesses
. He had previously served as Vice President of the same corporation from 1945 until 1977 and as a member of the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses
before replacing Nathan H. Knorr
as president in June 1977.
[''Jehovah's Witnesses - Proclaimers of God's Kingdom'', Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1993, page 111.]